Draft Profile: BioJaTarvious Whitlow from Lafayette High School was rated a Following high school, Whitlow joined Auburn.
In 2018 as a freshman Whitlow saw action in 13 games for the Tigers as he ran for 784 yards on 150 attempts for an excellent 5.2 yards per carry, with 6 TDs, with 3 fumbles. As a receiver he made 15 receptions for 173 yards.
As a sophomore in 2019 he played 11 games. and rushed for 756 yards on 155 carries for 4.8 ypc, with 10 TDs, with 6 fumbles. In the passing game he pulled in just 6 receptions for 106 yards.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- He’s a natural pass catcher, at his best pulling in swing passes and heading upfield. He’s a natural in the screen game as well. His hands are good enough that Whitlow can line up in the slot.
- Whitlow has the straight-line speed to outrun angles, and his flexibility allows him to turn the corner on the perimeter and stay near top speed as he does; he’s especially effective on fly sweeps.
- Shows a surprising burst to beat linebackers to the edge. Can plant his foot in the ground and explode, showing better straight-line speed than expected.
- An excellent blocker on the outside, he also adds value in the running game.
- Whitlow aggressively finishes runs and consistently falls forward in a crowd. His low pad level and a bit of wiggle keep him from absorbing big hits.
- His passing game skills are strong. He’s a natural hands catcher who turns upfield quickly in the screen game, and he shows a great feel for setting up wheel routes.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Whitlow might have some limitations as a pass protector, and Whitlow might have a tough time being anything more than a cut blocker in the backfield
- Offers little in pass protection and poor technique cut blocking, fails to do more than slow down blitzers by laying down in front of them.
- Whitlow really isn’t a guy who will create a lot of separation.
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